~ One of The Mask's most famous quotes
It's party time! P-A-R-T-why? Because I GOTTA!
~ The Mask

The Mask also known as Big Head in the comics, is the main protagonist in The Mask media. He is the manifestation of the infamous Mask of Loki's magical powers once worn by anyone who places it on their face. The Mask is powerful but causes the wearer to lose their sanity. In the comics, The Mask was worn by several people other than the protagonist of the comic, including Kellaway, a mob driver, the Joker, and even Attila The Hun, Genghis Khan, Blackbeard and Nimrel as Skillit mentioned knowing every person who wore it. The Mask is also called Big Head. Other acts of the Mask includes murdering cops and even robbing banks.

Mike Richardson created the basic concept of the character in the early 1980s as an anti-hero of bizarre nature. It was a mix between the Creeper and the Joker.

Although the violence of the Mask was toned down in the movie, he robs a bank like he does in the comics except it's less violent and uses the money to get into the Coco Bongo. Before that, he shoves up pipes into 2 mechanics' buttocks for ripping him off and they survive unlike in the comics.

In the 1994 film adaptation, he was portrayed by the infamous comedian and actor Jim Carrey who also portrayed Count Olaf ,The Grinch, and The Riddler.

Powers and Abilities

The Mask has various powers such as super-strength, speed, intelligence, and durability. He also has the ability to warp reality. He is also super agile and has a strong healing factor. Other abilities of The Mask are immortality and the ability to stretch his limbs.




  • The Mask is similar to The Joker: Both are insane psychopaths, both fell in love with a beautiful blonde woman, both like to murder people and they are both comedic.
  • He is also similar to The Green Goblin: Both are insane, both have amazing weapons, both like to kill people, both have a green mask.
  • In the live-action film, The Mask is portrayed by Jim Carrey, who also portrayed The Riddler.
  • In the animated series and the film, unlike to the comics, is a heroic character.